We are an international employment practice advising on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious issues across Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

We advise on cross–border and domestic “bet the company” employment matters, disputes and transactions. Our lawyers provide domestic and cross-border advice on a wide range of employment issues including Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation, terms of employment, executive remuneration and Board reorganisations, complex corporate transactions, and collective matters involving trade unions and works councils.

“The HSF employment lawyers are like an extended part of our team. Clients can call them, quickly update them on an issue and instantly they are working on it with us. They don’t feel like external advisors – except in the quality of their advice and deep expertise – but we feel like they are in it with us. This frictionless advice and support in assessing risk and decision-making, as well as accessing additional capability is priceless. The advice I can probably find in other places, the teamwork and absence of friction – that’s why I choose… the HSF employment law team.”’ Client Feedback, Legal 500, 2020

“You can pick up the phone and really just go through the challenges and issues you have, come up with a plan and you are not sitting there constantly worrying about the bill that is coming.” Client Feedback, Chambers and Partners, 2019


Global

Alison Brown
Alison Brown
Global head of employment, pensions and incentives, London
+44 20 7466 2427

EMEA

Peter Frost
Peter Frost
Partner, London
+44 20 7466 2325
Tim Leaver
Tim Leaver
Partner, London
+44 20 7466 2305
Andrew Taggart
Andrew Taggart
Partner, London
+44 20 7466 2434
Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown
Partner, London
+44 20 7466 2249
Paul Ellerman
Paul Ellerman
Partner, London
+44 20 7466 2728
Mark Ife
Mark Ife
Partner, London
+44 20 7466 2133
Christine Young
Christine Young
Partner, London
+44 20 7466 2845
Sophie Brezin
Sophie Brezin
Partner, Paris
+33 1 53 57 70 89
Emma Rohsler
Emma Rohsler
Partner, Paris
+33 1 53 57 72 35
Eduardo Gomez de Enterria
Eduardo Gomez de Enterria
Partner, Madrid
+34 91 423 4032
Moritz Kunz
Moritz Kunz
Partner, Frankfurt
+49 69 2222 82501
Craig Shepherd
Craig Shepherd
Partner, UAE
+971 4 428 6304
Stuart Paterson
Stuart Paterson
Partner, UAE
+971 4 428 6308

Asia

Chinnawat Thongpakdee
Chinnawat Thongpakdee
Managing Partner, Bangkok
+66 2 657 3829
Karen Ip
Karen Ip
Partner, Beijing
+86 10 65355135
Fatim Jumabhoy
Fatim Jumabhoy
Partner, Singapore
+65 686 89822
Gareth Thomas
Gareth Thomas
Partner, Hong Kong
+852 2101 4025
Peter Godwin
Peter Godwin
Managing Partner, Kuala Lumpur
+60 3 2777 5104

Australia

Russell Allen
Russell Allen
Consultant, Perth
+61 8 9211 7838
Aaron Anderson
Aaron Anderson
Partner, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6528
Miles Bastick
Miles Bastick
Partner, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5722
Steve Bell
Steve Bell
Partner, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1236
Michael Coonan
Michael Coonan
Partner, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6645
Anna Creegan
Anna Creegan
Partner, Perth
+61 8 9211 7135
Rohan Doyle
Rohan Doyle
Partner, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6784
Kirsty Faichen
Kirsty Faichen
Partner, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6492
Natalie Gaspar
Natalie Gaspar
Partner, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1091
Michael Gonski
Michael Gonski
Partner, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5083
Anthony Longland
Anthony Longland
Partner, Perth
+61 8 9211 7273
Nicholas Ogilvie
Nicholas Ogilvie
Partner, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1380
Drew Pearson
Drew Pearson
Partner, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5492
Graeme Smith
Graeme Smith
Consultant, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1563
Anthony Wood
Anthony Wood
Partner, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1544

The Americas

Barbara Roth
Barbara Roth
Partner, New York
+1 917 542 7858
Scott Balber
Scott Balber
Partner, New York
+1 917 542 7810